Written Answer by Minister for Law K Shanmugam to PQ on Protection and Expedited Protection Orders Granted under Protection from Harassment Act 2014
05 Oct 2022 Posted in Parliamentary speeches and responses
Ms He Ting Ru (Member of Parliament for Sengkang GRC)
To ask the Minister for Law (a) in each of the past five years, how many Protection Orders (PO) or Expedited Protection Orders (EPO) have been granted under the Protection From Harassment Act 2014; (b) how many orders of committal (for matters before 1 April 2022) or committal orders (for matters on or after 1 April 2022) have been requested; and (c) how many cases of alleged breaches of PO or EPO have been referred to the Public Prosecutor for further investigation and action.
Statistics on the number of Protection Orders (PO) or Expedited Protection Orders (EPO) granted in the past 5 years are as follows:
|Year||2018||2019||2020||2021||2022 (as at 30 Jun)|
|No. of Protection Orders granted||64||79||67||155||49|
|No. of Expedited Protection Orders granted||63||101||73||164||89|
In respect of alleged breaches of PO or EPO, there were two applications filed seeking committal orders as of 30 June 2022.
Information on the number of cases of alleged breaches of PO or EPO which have been referred to the Public Prosecutor for further investigation and action is not readily available.
Last updated on 05 October 2022